‘Whole towns and cities are in grip of social crisis’

Andrew Adonis is a peer and former Cabinet Minister. He’s the current chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. He spoke in a House of Lords debate on education – this is an edited version.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Sacred Heart

Nursery's anger as thieving treasurer ordered to pay back just £1

The thieving treasurer of a children’s day nursery has been ordered to pay back just £1 of her ill gotten gains.
Staff at Anchorsholme Academy are helping to get the school back up and running following the flash floods.  Pictured is headteacher Graeme Dow

Headteacher so proud of ‘monumental effort’ by school’s community after flooding misery

A proud headteacher has issued a heartfelt ‘thank-you’ to parents, staff and pupils after his school was decimated with £500,000 of flooding damage.


Classroom stars shine brightly at Gazette Educational Awards presentation event

Stars of the classroom were honoured for their sterling efforts at the 8th annual Gazette Education Awards.

Cyber-bullying is a growing problem

New poll says pupils are still afraid they might be bullied

It is as old as school itself but, despite major reforms and developments in education, one topic, bullying, still appears to be an issue.

Flooding near Cardinal Allen High School in Fleetwood last night

Schools forced to close due to flooding

Cardinal Allen RC High School in Fleetwood was forced closed today when the school was flooded following torrential rain.


Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Staff and pupils at Highfurlong School are being given bottled water

OUTBREAK: Blackpool school sickness bug is ‘likely’ norovirus

Mystery surrounds a sudden spate of sickness at a Blackpool school.

New chapter for reading dads

How do you get more kids to go to the library?

Children from St Wulstan's and St Edmund's Catholic Primary School with some of the produce they collected for their Harvest Festival.

Harvest songs fill the rafters

A lively harvest festival gave pupils at a Fleetwood school the chance to think about the food they eat – while supporting Fleetwood Food Bank.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

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